Investing.com – Finland stocks were higher after the close on Wednesday, as gains in the Oil&Gas, Telecoms and Healthcare sectors led shares higher.
At the close in Helsinki, the OMX Helsinki 25 added 0.79%.
The best performers of the session on the OMX Helsinki 25 were DNA Oyj (HE:DNAO), which rose 5.27% or 0.9000 points to trade at 17.9800 at the close. Meanwhile, Cargotec Oyj (HE:CGCBV) added 4.64% or 1.24 points to end at 27.96 and Huhtamaki Oyj (HE:HUH1V) was up 3.44% or 0.93 points to 28.00 in late trade.
The worst performers of the session were Wartsila Oyj Abp (HE:WRT1V), which fell 1.69% or 0.23 points to trade at 13.66 at the close. Metso Oyj (HE:METSO) declined 0.61% or 0.14 points to end at 22.76 and Nokia Oyj (HE:NOKIA) was down 0.48% or 0.024 points to 5.006.
Rising stocks outnumbered declining ones on the Helsinki Stock Exchange by 139 to 24 and 9 ended unchanged.
Brent oil for March delivery was up 4.05% or 2.18 to $55.98 a barrel. Elsewhere in commodities trading, Crude oil for delivery in February rose 4.65% or 2.11 to hit $47.52 a barrel, while the February Gold Futures contract rose 0.44% or 5.70 to trade at $1287.00 a troy ounce.
EUR/USD was down 1.00% to 1.1347, while EUR/GBP rose 0.22% to 0.9008.
The US Dollar Index Futures was up 0.69% at 96.393.